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  • Walking City on the Ocean, project | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Walking City on the Ocean project Ron Herron 1966 43cm X 29cm collage MoMA New York City USA Digital image The Museum of Modern Art New York Scala Florence View this work in the exhibition Babel to Dubai Urban Utopias Ron Herron Born in London in 1930 Ron Herron was a leading figure in the sixties avant garde architectural movement Archigram In 1964 he came up with the wild concept

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/walking-city-ocean.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • "J'ai peur, Georges !" | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    transportation exhibition The artist With humor affection and nostalgia Jean Jacques Sempé has been sketching scenes from daily life for more than half a century Born in Bordeaux in 1932 he began his career by placing his drawings in the regional press The people he met did the rest Chaval Konk and above all Goscinny with whom he began publishing the celebrated adventures of Nicholas in 1959 A prolific artist

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/peur-georges.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Playtime | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    a film stretching to a frenetic crescendo akin to trance make it one of the great moments in cinematic history In the early hours of the morning each person goes their separate way shattering the burgeoning idyll with the tourists seeing nothing more of Paris than reflections in the windows of the tower blocks and the bus that takes them back to the airport The final shot however leaves a hint of hope as a massive traffic jam turns into a wonderful carnival before Tati s magical lens The artist Jacques Tatischeff was born in the outskirts of Paris on October 9 1907 Destined to follow in the footsteps of his father a picture framer he abandoned his studies to become a mime artist He performed his pantomime parodies of sports on stage and then in short films In 1947 he made L école des facteurs School for Postmen a promising outline of his first feature length film which came out the same year Jour de Fête The Big Day This first work was greeted with critical and public success Proudly claiming descent from the great American burlesque comedians headed by Chaplin and Keaton Tati established his own offbeat style a silent and very resonant cinema a great comic filmmaker was born In 1953 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot Monsieur Hulot s Holiday was an international triumph especially in the United States This was the first appearance on screen of the emblematic character to which the filmmaker now lent his own tall silhouette Mon Oncle My Uncle came out in 1958 and received the highest accolades the Special Jury Prize at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in Hollywood Tati attached to his independence and creative freedom then turned down the most enticing propositions so we never got

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/playtime-tati.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Manifestation du 6 mai 1968 au Quartier Latin | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Demonstration on May 6 1968 in the Latin Quarter anonymous 1968 black white photograph Roger Viollet View this work in The Street exhibition Contact Friends of

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/manifestation-1968.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Model for the Auroville project | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Historical Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Model for the Auroville project Roger Anger 1968 wikicommons View this work in the exhibition Babel to Dubai Urban Utopias Contact Friends of the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/auroville.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Le tube de toilette | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    the puns become gradually more approximate and were based on sonority Ma face de carême harassée CRÈME A RASER Pour sûr aura ce soir les tics RASOIR ÉLECTRIQUE To the extent that for his rare television appearances Boby Lapointe s songs had to be subtitled The artist Robert Boby Lapointe was born in Pézenas in 1922 A brilliant scholar particularly in mathematics he was studying for the entrance examination to the Ecole Centrale engineering school at the start of the war when he was conscripted into the STO the compulsory labor organization set up during the German occupation from which he escaped by changing his identity to Robert Foulcan After the war he did a series of casual jobs including deep sea diving selling baby clothes and installing TV aerials while at the same time writing his first lyrics for which he attempted to find singers Although his style all puns and approximations did not arouse much interest He resolved to sing them himself and met a producer from Fontana while installing an aerial at his home Then began the hunt for gigs and cabarets In parallel he started a film career playing supporting roles in Tirez sur le pianiste

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/boby-lapointe.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Floating Venera islands, cover of the Soviet magazine "Technology for young people" | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Back to the timeline Previous Next Floating Venera islands cover of the Soviet magazine Technology for young people Anonymous Floating Venera islands cover of the Soviet magazine Technology for young people 1971 Техника молодёжи View this work in the exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/floating-venera-islands.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Rush hour | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    intention of becoming a poster artist He was interested in Post Impressionism and Cubism and left for Paris as soon as he finished his studies Back in London he became associated with Vorticism an obscure and short lived British art movement situated somewhere between Cubism and Futurism In 1916 he enlisted in the Royal Artillery and subsequently became official artist to the Canadian Army One of his most notable paintings

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/rush-hour.htm (2016-04-28)
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